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Top Choice Church in Larnaka

Agios Lazaros

This 9th-century church is dedicated to Lazarus of Bethany, whom Jesus is said to have resurrected four days after his death. The church itself is an astounding example of Byzantine architecture and further restorat…
Top Choice Museum in Larnaka

Pierides Archaeological Foundation

This museum was established in 1839 by Demetrios Pierides as a protective answer to the region’s notorious tomb raiders and illegal selling of precious artefacts from the area.The collection, expanded by Pierides’ d…
Top Choice Bar in Larnaka


Ammos (Greek for ‘sand’) is a splendidly bright white venue, perfectly located on the beach and open all day till late. You can eat in the classy kitchen bar or drink, chill and dance on the open rooftop to a mix of…
Top Choice Books in Larnaka

Academic & General

You could spend all day in here. The shop has thousands of English books, including the classics, history, philosophy and books on Cyprus. There’s also a huge secondhand fiction section, ideal for beach reads. Cultu…
Cypriot in Larnaka


This tavern has a traditional indoor-outdoor courtyard backing onto the domed fourno (traditional ovens) that ‘all-day’ bake incredibly soft lamb and chicken. Simple Cypriot meze is served with haloumi, giant beans …
Top Choice Cypriot in Larnaka

Art Cafe 1900

With art prints and photos covering the wall, and shelves laden with bric-a-brac, Art Cafe 1900 is by far Larnaka’s most atmospheric dining choice. The small menu dishes up cooking the way a Cypriot mamma would and …
Seafood in Larnaka


Near the harbour, this contemporary tavern’s service is only bettered by its high-quality fish meze. Calamari and silver sardines are an excellent choice. Dine here once and it’s a safe bet you’ll return.
Historic Site in Larnaka

Larnaka Fort

Built in the Lusignan era, the fort stands at the water’s edge and separates the Finikoudes promenade from the old Turkish quarter. Its present form is a result of remodelling by the Ottomans around 1605.The courtya…
Mosque in Larnaka

Grand Mosque

Located at the beginning of Larnaka’s Turkish quarter, with its maze of sleepy whitewashed streets, the Grand Mosque is the spiritual home of Larnaka’s Muslim community. Left untouched when the Turkish community dis…
Museum in Larnaka

Byzantine Museum

Located in the courtyard of the Agios Lazaros complex, this museum originally contained many priceless relics and artefacts. Unfortunately, much of the collection was on loan to Lemesos’ Archaeological Museum in the…